Braunston May Fayre


    The usually peaceful and picturesque village of Braunston is transformed into a lively whirl of activity with a thriving street market, children’s fairground rides and family games ( including the famous Braunston Duck Racing ), a craft market in the church, classic cars on the village green, bouncy castle, tombola and raffle, and includes the crowning of the May Queen followed by maypole dancing

    10am – 4pm and the crowning of the May queen will take place at 3pm.

    Dog Show

    Early afternoon the ever-popular Family Dog Show & Fun Day/Canine Capers event will be on again, ensuring that all dogs are safe whilst enjoying themselves, competing for tasty prizes. Everyone is encouraged to bring their four-legged friend and participate in what has become another high point of the day.

    Duck Race

    Throughout the day the famous Braunston Duck Racing event will be held at The River Gwash, with the Duck Derby at midday & The Quack National taking place at 2.30pm, with cash prizes for the winners.


    Throughout the day, there will be food and refreshments including burgers, a hog roast, Mexican themed food and ice creams.

    The Blue Ball pub will be open for beer and wines and serving speciality Punjabi style street food from Tandoori Kebab Rotis to Vegetable saffron infused Biryani to Butter Chicken and Pilau Rice.

    In the village hall, there will be sandwiches and delicious cakes, all home-baked. We’re enthusiastically welcoming volunteers to bake cakes, make sandwiches and help serve food and drinks on the day.


    There are various events scheduled during the day on the Street Stage which will showcase local groups. The Uppingham Jazz & Soul Band will be coming, as well as the Cottesmore Military Wives Choir.

    Parking – £2

    The main car park will be along Brooke Road, on the left hand side as you exit the village. To minimise traffic congestion we ask that you approach the car park by driving down Church St and left into Brooke Rd, and when leaving, if you are going towards Oakham, by turning left out of the car park and back via Brooke Rd rather than through the village.

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    Free disabled parking will be available at the top of Church St in the car park of the former Old Plough pub, and parking for stallholders will be on the Brooke Road playing field – just follow the signs.


    All money raised at the May Fayre goes back into the local community, split between the upkeep of the village hall, the church, and a local charity which is nominated each year.


    Opening Times

    Date From: 05/05/2025

    Date To: 05/05/2025

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